- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 14, 2008

LECTURES/READINGS/FILMS

Borders Books

1801 K St. NW. 202/466-4999, www.bordersstores.com

• Talk and signing: “The Greatest Gift: The Courageous Life and Martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang.” Author Binka Le Breton on the American nun murdered for challenging the destruction of the Amazon rain forest. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20.

Catholic University

Spring Architecture Lecture Series: “An Exploration of Irish Design Culture and Built Heritage,” exploring Irish design in the city of Dublin, in County Mayo and in the United States. All events at Koubek Auditorium, Crough Center for Architectural Studies, 620 Michigan Ave. NE unless otherwise noted. All at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Through April 14. 202/319-5188, architecture.cua.edu

• Symposium: “James Hoban, Architect of the White House.” Commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Irish-born architect. Scholars, authors, historians. Decatur House Museum, 1610 H St. NW. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 13. Register through www.whitehousehistory.org/hoban.

Fifth Annual National Black History Month Film and Discussion Series

Landmark’s E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. The Urban Film Series presents films with the theme of “The Black Hand Side” 7-9 p.m. every Thursday in February. $10-$15 per day; $25-$40 per series. 202/452-7672, www.landmarktheatres.com, www.urbanfilmseries.com

• Two-Fistedness: “Brush Strokes” (6½ min.); “The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of a Slave” (15 min.); “Revolution ‘67” (83 min.). Feb. 7.

• The Strong Black Hand: “Congressman Robert Smalls: A Patriot’s Journey from Slavery to Capital Hill” (57 min.); “Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey” (56 min.). Feb. 14.

• Palms of Blackness: “Drawing Angel” (19 min.); “Too Saved” (78 min.). Feb. 21.

• The Back Hand: “68 Degrees and Clear” (12 min.); “A Loud Color” (7 min.); “Back To You” (36 min.); “Chocolate City”(45 min.). Feb. 28.

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol St. NE. 202/544-7077, www.folger.edu

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